Nov. 16, 2007
Atlanta, Ga.- Florida State women's swimming and diving took a commanding lead after day one of the Georgia Tech Invitational as the Seminoles swam five NCAA "B" qualifying times. FSU leads second-place LSU 330-264.
The No. 21 ranked women got things started off in the 500 freestyle taking three out of the top four stops including first and second. Freshman Holly Mills (Ruislip, Middlesex, England) collected her third NCAA "B" qualifying time of the season winning the event in a time of 4:51.50. Junior Georgia Holderness (Butleigh, Somerset, England) also swam a NCAA "B" cut time in her second place performance (4:52.96). Junior Caroline Robertson (Ocala, Fla.) round out the NCAA qualifiers in the 500 touching the wall in fourth place in a time of 4:53.59.
In the 200 individual medley, freshman Lowri Tynan (Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales) made her first career NCAA "B" cut with her win in a time of 2:02.80. Florida State finished off day one by finishing second in the 400 medley relay. The team of freshman C.J. Hendry (Evans, Ga.), Tynan, sophomore Tiffany Elias (Phoenix, Az.) and senior Abbie King (Brunswick, Maine) swam a NCAA "B" cut time of 3:44.00.
On the men's side, Florida State finds themselves with 301 points, just two points behind LSU. Freshman Ian Rowe (Towson, MD) notched the No. 24 ranked Seminoles their first NCAA "B" qualifying time in the pool with a second place finish in the 500 free (4:26.70). Seminole sophomore Terry Horner (Orlando, Fla.) took second place on the three-meter board with a score of 367.60. FSU also took the third thru seventh spots in the 200 individual medley.
Day two of the Georgia Tech Invitational will begin Saturday morning at 9:30 with prelims with finals being Saturday evening beginning at 5:30. For up-to-date results log on to www.seminoles.com.